By Sayema Sahar,
“Narendra Modi is the worst form of human material walking on this planet earth,” says a senior IPS Officer of Gujarat cadre, at present on deputation in New Delhi. Indeed a very strong statement for the poster boy of BJP by an aware, responsible and extremely efficient police officer of India!
The Gujarat genocide, planned and executed by Modi, brought a scale of atrocity which was never previously known. The statistics of Gujarat carnage, by far, is the most heinous atrocity in all recorded history of independent India.
Modi’s conduct, during and after the riots, was partisan, communal and influenced by political and communal agenda. All of us here, on the threshold of the 10th anniversary of 2002 carnage, are waiting to see Modi’s acts of omission and commission getting nailed in a court of law.
Pradeep Sharma and Kuldeep Sharma (Photo Courtesy - Indian Express)
Sharma Brothers vs Narendra Modi – Victimization saga continues
This blatant arrogant use of power to thwart truth and democracy must stop.
Mr. Modi, you owe an explanation to me, to my readers and to all those who love their freedom and their country and more than us, to the ghosts of 2002 carnage; the frail ghosts, the pregnant ghosts, the faceless ghosts of the bodies charred beyond recognition.
Mr. Modi, you owe an explanation to all the nameless ghosts who wander through the land of Gandhi awaiting justice. Do you ever get to hear the curse and bellows of the unborn babies who were killed in the womb of their mothers? How do you sleep in peace is what I wonder.
And yet Modi boasts of praises, accolades and appreciation galore! All minds must be blurred and darkened to be praising such a ruthless, arrogant and selfish man.
What is being overlooked is the fact that Gujarat has always been a progressive and prosperous state, with a generally peaceful law and order situation with high levels of public safety for many decades before Modi’s time. Actually, both Modi and the BJP are (mis)using Gujarat’s tradition of relative peace and prosperity as Modi’s poster child for political capital.
Modi has very immaculately ensured the suspension of human rights through anti-minority pogroms and then demonized the social activists whoever tried to speak about his misdeeds. His policy has been very simple: crush the identity of minorities beyond recognition, so that they can never dare to speak against him or his atrocities and persecute any and every officer working under the constitutional framework, and refused to be party to the planners and perpetrators of violence during the riots.
This is exactly what he did when he orchestrated the 2002 carnage of Gujarat, where he completely silenced the minority by his terror keeping alive his parallel strategy of putting all officers of state in place by persecuting them in false concocted charges. Modi could not stand any officer who was upright, and who did not collaborate in anti minority action. Fortunately for Gujarat, and for India but unfortunately for Modi the number of such officers is really significant in Modi’s land.
Modi’s script of victimizing such officers, is so overused that it gets easy to predict his line of action when he picks on any officer. First, harassment and threats followed by cases and charge sheet and finally the arrest. Modi has followed this script on many officers in Gujarat. Pradeep Sharma an IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, is one such officer. Pradeep Sharma also happens to be the younger brother of an equally dynamic and popular IPS officer Mr. Kuldip Sharma, again from Gujarat cadre.
Mr. Kuldip Sharma was targeted by Modi’s government as he did not abide by the illegal instructions of him and the then Minister of State (Home), Amit Shah. The Chief Minister downgraded the ACRs of Mr. Kuldip Sharma with the mala fide intention of denying him promotion.
Mr. Kuldip Sharma was privy to the involvement of one of Modi’s ministers in a criminal conspiracy. In fact during the carnage of 2002 Pradeep Sharma got a call from Modi to ask his brother Mr. Kuldip Sharma to go slow on rioters. Kuldip Sharma had also alleged that Modi and former Home Minister Amit Shah put pressure on him to arrest danseuse Mallika Sarabhai in an alleged human trafficking case.
Mr. Pradeep Sharma’s case is a sad tale of the obscenely rampant subversion of the rule of law and a person’s democratic rights by the Modi government for petty personal politics with the Sharma brothers. All the cases hence got registered against Pradeep Sharma at the behest of the Chief Minister to falsely implicate and persecute him and to deprive him of his personal life and liberty. He is at present in jail for over 10 months apparently on a false case of land scam though the fact of the matter is that all his decisions and actions were within the state government guidelines and vetted and officially approved by the highest authorities in Gandhinagar.
Mr. Pradeep Sharma has an unblemished record of outstanding performance throughout his career. He has received numerous accolades for his work including the President’s Medal from the Republic of Poland for proactive collaboration on joint urban development projects in Jamnagar, Gujarat, between 2001 and 2003 where he served as the Municipal Commissioner.
His seminal contribution to rebuilding Bhuj city and the rest of Kutch district after the devastating 2001 earthquake in that region was applauded both nationally and internationally, by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the BBC as well as the domestic media including India Today and Indian Express. His tireless efforts in rebuilding the district of Kutch in 2004 and 2005, has been really commendable.
Mr. Pradeep Sharma in his writ petition states that the persecution unleashed on him by the state chief minister, Mr. Narendra Modi is essentially due to two major reasons apart from host of other supporting factors:
Firstly, the Petitioner happens to be the younger brother of Kuldip Sharma, a highly-decorated and currently the senior-most IPS officer in the Gujarat state cadre, who has unmasked many misdeeds of Narendra Modi since the 2002 Godhra riots and also of his henchman Shri Amit Shah, the ex-Home Minister of State, Gujarat. The two siblings have very close to each other right from childhood and share very strong fraternal bonds.
Secondly and more immediately the petitioner is suspected of having stumbled upon some intimate secrets of Narendra Modi’s illicit escapades with a woman.
To be continued…
(The writer is a Delhi-based journalist, can be contacted on email@example.com)
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